The EU Journalist Award 2010 is now open

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The EU Journalist Award 2010 is now open

The EU Journalist Award 2010 is now openSend us your articles on discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. It’s an EU competition so your articles must also have a European dimension.Win up to €5,000!It’s easy to take part - just submit your entry here.Don’t miss your chance! Deadline: 17 September 2010.EU Journalist Award – Together against discrimination!EU wide competition on discrimination and diversity open to print and online journalistsThe EU Journalist Award honours journalists who contribute through their work to a better public understanding of the value and benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination in the EU.Print and online journalists are invited to submit written articles on issues of discrimination or diversity on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation.Journalists are particularly encouraged to raise awareness of diversity in employment and of discrimination on multiple grounds.Media professionals and anti-discrimination experts will select the national award winners. An EU jury will then choose the winner plus two runners-up for the European award. Entries will be judged on their relevance to discrimination issues and the European context, their news value, the complexity of research and preparation involved, and their originality and creativity, as well as their impact on the general public.Now in its seventh year, the EU Journalist Award honours online or print journalists in the EU who, through their work, contribute to a better public understanding of the value and benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination in Europe.The competition is open to journalists who write on issues of discrimination or diversity on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation. All entries must have been published in a print or online media outlet which has its main editorial office in one of the 27 EU Member States.The ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination.’ campaignThe EU Journalist Award is a key activity of the ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination.’ information campaign run by the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.The campaign works in all 27 EU Member States to raise awareness of discrimination, and the legislation which exists to combat it, as well as to promote the benefits of diversity.It takes action to fight discrimination based on a person’s racial or ethnic origin in all areas of life (which is outlawed under the Racial Equality Directive, 2000) and on religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation in the workplace (which is illegal thanks to the Employment Equality Directive, 2000).The campaign is funded through PROGRESS, the EU’s employment and social solidarity programme.European PrizesThe winner of the European competition, plus the two runners-up, will receive prizes with a value of €5,000, €3,500 and €2,500 respectively.Instead of receiving a prize, winners are also able to donate the equivalent prize money, or part of it, to a non-governmental organisation (NGO) active in any field of discrimination.National PrizesThe winners of the 27 national competitions will receive a prize with a value of €1,000.Entry ProcedureThe EU Journalist Award – Together against discrimination! is open to print and online journalists from all 27 EU Member States.The deadline for entries is 12.00 (midday) on 17 September 2010.There are no entry fees.Journalists may be nominated for the award by another person. However the entry will only be accepted if the journalist has given his or her consent (download here the proof of consent form) to take part.Please read the competition rules carefully before submitting your entry.To take part in the competition, you must submit your entry using the online entry procedure.  source: http://journalistaward.stop-discrimination.info/

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